TSB workshop proposes a softer kind of software

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The next TSB and ICT Multi-disciplinary Software Construction Workshop will answer a big question – is software engineering really a ‘dark art’? As the event argues, this doesn’t have to be the case, even if its language and approach can seem mysterious to non-software engineers.

Taking place on 6 March 2013, this is a pre-launch event for a TSB competition to support the development and forming of multi-disciplinary software teams, and builds on a previous event that took place last year in Edinburgh.

Areas covered include how best to work with software engineers and understand their often opaque language, how to spot signs of failure before they take hold and how to commission software in a quick and efficient way. Attendees can also expect informative and engaging talks from those who have worked both in and out of software engineering, as well as the questions they need to ask at the start of any software project.

The event will appeal not only to software developers and design companies, but also science researchers and social science and humanities graduates who would like to work in or with the software industry, especially those with an interest in digital humanities.

For more details, go to the event's main page.

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